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COVID-19 vaccination bookings granted on first-come, first-served basis

We refer to recent letters on Covid-19 vaccination registration.

Upon registering online via, eligible individuals aged 45 to 59 will receive an acknowledgement SMS (short message service) message. 

If you did not receive an acknowledgement SMS message within a day, we encourage you to register again online.

A separate SMS message with a personalised booking link will then be progressively sent out to invite these individuals on a first-come, first-served basis, based on the time of registration, to make their vaccination appointments.

Our supply of vaccines remains limited by the ability of vaccine manufacturers to deliver them, given the high levels of global demand. 

We seek everyone’s understanding that slots for vaccination are being made available progressively as more supplies arrive, and we will send out the personalised booking links to registrants as soon as there are vacant slots.

We expect that eligible individuals in the 45-to-59 age group who registered their interest should receive the booking links by the middle of next month and they can expect a booking slot by early June. 

There is no need to resubmit your registration if you have received an acknowledgement SMS message.

As of Monday (April 12), about 200,000 people in the 45-to-59 age group remain on our holding list. 

For those who registered at the end of last month, we expect to be able to send them the booking links in the next two weeks.

For those who registered early this month, they should receive the booking links by around the end of the month. Those who registered more recently will, accordingly, receive their booking links early next month.

For Singapore citizens and permanent residents with more urgent needs, such as the need to travel overseas on compassionate grounds, or for employment or study purposes where working or studying remotely is not an option, they may make an appeal to be vaccinated earlier. 

We will consider such requests on a case-by-case basis, subject to the availability of vaccines.

We thank you for your patience and understanding. 

We will continue to ensure that we provide a smooth and convenient Covid-19 vaccination experience as we work towards vaccinating all medically eligible Singapore residents by the end of this year.

Dinesh Vasu Dash
Group Director, Crisis Strategy and Operations Group
Ministry of Health

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